If you’re stuck in traffic or don’t have access to food and water for whatever reason when breaking fast, it’s wonderful to have some energy balls on hand just in case. Full of delicious flavour and high in nutrition, these little bites will replenish you and help fill you up while you’re on the go.

Of course, these energy balls are not limited to the month of Ramadhan only as they are also great as a midday pick me up or as a post-workout snack. Here are five recipes for energy balls you can follow at home, and with this, we’d like to wish you Selamat Berpuasa! 😉

 

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1. 100 Calorie Peanut Butter Energy Balls

You’ll need: 2/3 cup shredded unsweetened toasted coconut, 1 cup whole rolled oats, 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, 3 tbsp. flaxseed, ground, 1/2 cup dried, sour cherries, 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds, 1/4 cup honey, 3/4 tsp vanilla extract and 2 tbsp water

Combine all the ingredients except for water. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes. After that, check if the mixture is dry. If it is, you may add water. Finally, roll into equal sized balls and store in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to 1 week or freeze them until needed.

 

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2. Matcha Pistachio Bliss Balls

You’ll need: ¾ cup raw cashews, ¼ cup shelled raw pistachios, 12 pitted dates, ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut, 2 tsp matcha powder, 1 tbsp coconut oil and ¼ chopped pistachios for rolling

Place all the ingredients, except the 1/4 cup of pistachios into a food processor. Process until finely blended. Roll out even sized balls and roll them in the chopped pistachio until well coated. Refrigerate and enjoy!

 

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3. Funky Monkey Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Balls

You’ll need: ½ cup creamy peanut butter, 1 very ripe banana, ½ cup pitted dates, ¾ cup uncooked oats, ¼ cup ground flax seed, ½ tsp vanilla, ¼ tsp Kosher salt and ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

Combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor until a paste is formed. You may add more oats if the mixture is too wet. Stir in the chocolate chips and then roll into balls. Refrigerate until firm then it’s ready to eat.

 

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4. Thin Mint Energy Bites

You’ll need: 1½ cups packed pitted dates, ½ cup rolled oats, 2 tbsp hemp seeds, ¼ cup raw cacao powder and 1 tsp pure peppermint extract

Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until everything is combined. Roll into bite-sized balls and pop everything into the freezer to set before enjoying them.

 

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5. Pumpkin Pie Energy Balls

You’ll need: 1 cup oats, 1/4 cup flax meal, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1/4 cup cooked pumpkin, 2 tbsp maple syrup, 1 tbsp honey, 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Combine all of the ingredients and stir until well combined. Place the mixture in the refrigerator until it firms up slightly, then roll into bite-sized balls. Store in an airtight container and pop in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before enjoying.

Carmen Chong
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